Gaspar’s Lead Continues to Grow in Close County Supervisor Race

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Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar, who made runoff for District 3 county supervisor against incumbent Dave Roberts, is interviewed on TV. Photo by Ken Stone

Updated at 10:00 P.M., Sunday Nov. 27

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Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar’s sat at another 81 votes further ahead of incumbent Dave Roberts in the race for a seat on the Board of Supervisors, according to a new count released by the Registrar of Voters.

The latest tally released just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday showed Gaspar climbing with a 1,247-vote lead. She had trailed by around 2,200 votes after election night counting, but has been gaining ground as absentee and provisional votes were tallied.

Dave Roberts, the lone Democrat on the county Board of Supervisors, was leading in his District 3 race. Photo by Chris Stone

The latest count shows 113,594 for Gaspar — 50.28 percent — and 112,347
for Roberts, or 49.72 percent.

About 60,000 absentee and provisional ballots still need to be tallied countywide, according to the registrar’s office. It was unclear how many of those were cast in the supervisor’s race.

Gaspar trailed by more than 500 votes as recently as a week ago, but her margin grew as more absentee and provisional ballots were counted.

Another vote tally by the Registrar of Voters Office was expected to be released after 5 p.m. Monday. State law mandates that the election must be certified by the Registrar of Voters by Dec. 8.

— City News Service

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